Justin Trudeau is self-isolating as his wife is tested for coronavirus
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially gone into self-isolation following coronavirus concerns.
His wife — Sophie Grégoire Trudeau — developed flu-like symptoms after returning from an event in the U.K.
I have some personal news to share today. Sophie recently returned from a speaking event in the UK, and last night she was experiencing mild flu-like symptoms. She‘s feeling better, but following the advice of our doctor she is self-isolating as we wait on COVID-19 test results.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 12, 2020
According to the Prime Minister's office, her symptoms started last night but have since subsided. She is currently being tested for coronavirus as a precaution.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to work from home in 'abundance of caution' after wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is tested for COVID-19. PM to speak with premiers, deputy prime minister, and take part in virtual meetings.— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) March 12, 2020
"The doctor’s advice to the prime minister is to continue daily activities while self-monitoring, given he is exhibiting no symptoms himself," the press release reads.
"However, out of an abundance of caution, the prime minister is opting to self-isolate and work from home until receiving Sophie’s results."
Trudeau will spend the day in briefings, phone calls, and virtual meetings from home.
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